Actor Alan Rickman Dies At the Age of 69

Movie News | Jan 14th, 2016

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Can I just go one week without hearing bad news as soon as I wake up? Beloved actor Alan Rickman has passed away at the age of 69 from cancer. Rickman is most know for playing Professor Snape in the Harry Potter movies, Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and of course Hans Gruber in Die Hard. He also starred in Love Actually, Michael Collins, Sense and Sensibility, Galaxy Quest, Bottle Shock, Alice in Wonderland, CBGB and many more. Rickman was absolutely perfect as Snape and couldn’t imagine anyone else playing that character. This just sucks. Wake me up when cancer stops killing amazing people.

Alan Rickman, one of the best-loved and most warmly admired British actors of the past 30 years, has died in London aged 69. His death was confirmed on Thursday by his family. Rickman had been suffering from cancer.

A star whose arch features and languid diction were recognisable across the generations, Rickman found a fresh legion of fans with his role as Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films. But the actor had been a big-screen staple since first shooting to global acclaim in 1988, when he starred as Hans Gruber, Bruce Willis’s sardonic, dastardly adversary in Die Hard – a part he was offered two days after arriving in Los Angeles, aged 41.
[The Guardian]


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